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BBDO’s Joe Braithwaite moves to Proximity

Following on from the promotion of Gabrielle Ludzker to CEO, Proximity London has hired Joe Braithwaite, current General Manager of BBDO Singapore, as its new MD. Joe will take up the role in April and will be responsible for driving dynamic agency growth, through an unwavering focus on delivering outstanding, innovative and brave work for Proximity’s enviable roster of clients. … Continued

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Writing your CV

Everyone has one, but is it any good? In this article I’ll discuss how to build and put together a strong CV. First thing’s first, the Essentials Some things are essential to a CV. If you’re missing these, there’s a serious problem. Name: this should be your name (first & last) at the top, after all this document is all … Continued

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Qualifying as an Accountant

Qualifying as an accountant is a big deal, whether you’re going down the ACCA, CIMA or even AAT, there are factors to consider when working towards completing.   Exemptions from University degree Completing a finance based degree is a great step towards becoming an accountant, as a result of your degree you may be eligible for exemptions from certain ACCA … Continued

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Square pegs and round holes

Square pegs and round holes. Job adverts attract all sorts. Whether you post an advert on LinkedIn or reed.co.uk or by any other medium, you are guaranteed to receive at least 60% (conservative estimate) completely irrelevant CVs. I think this is worth exploring a little further. “If I apply for every job, I’ve got a better chance of securing something.” … Continued

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Job hoppers and jumpy CVs

As a recruitment consultant, I’m often passed CVs of candidates with a “jumpy CV” or “job hopper” types. My specialism is recruiting temporary and permanent Part Qualified and Qualified accountants into the creative industries, including Media, Marketing, Publishing and Entertainment. I wanted to write this article to disband theories or stereotypes that have prevailed about candidates that make a career of interim … Continued

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James Wildman appointed President and CEO, Hearst Magazines UK

James Wildman has been named chief executive and president of Hearst Magazines UK with a remit to expand the business through acquisitions. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. Wildman will report to Carey and replaces Anna Jones, who departs in February, having co-founded AllBright, a new funding platform … Continued

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Saatchi Global CEO Robert Senior to Step Down

Saatchi & Saatchi has promoted Magnus Djaba to the role of global president, following the decision by global chief executive Robert Senior to step down. Djaba, currently UK chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon, has led Saatchi & Saatchi’s London office since 2011, and will retain responsibility for the UK business alongside his new global remit. Mr. Djaba will … Continued

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Exterion hires Telegraph’s Dave King as managing director

Dave King has been appointed UK managing director of Exterion Media, while former MD Jason Cotterrell becomes group development director. Exterion Media has boosted its position in the UK after Cotterrell helped to win Transport for London’s expanded, eight-year £2bn outdoor contract last year. King, who has been executive director at Telegraph Media Group for the last 12 years, will … Continued

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Is the demand for temporary staff higher than ever?

2016 Was a huge year. With the surprises of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election, it’s fair to say that uncertainty is the prevailing theme. “November 2016 saw placement of temporary workers in the UK rise for the 43rd successive month (according to research conducted by the World Employment Confederation).” It seems that in light of the Brexit referendum, employers are … Continued

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